Saturday, March 22, 2008

Easter Picnic

It is tradition here at the Uganda Village to have an Easter Picnic. We all sat out on the lawn on straw mats and ate dinner with our hands. The kids look forward to it every year. This is Jenae and I. I'm so glad she's here - we've had lots of fun together.
The kids in line for the wonderful buffet served by our cooks and kitchen staff. They roasted two pigs for this picnic.
It is hard to see all of the food on their plates. But, it is pork, motoke and groundnut sauce on top. They are waiting for some collared greens and fruit.
Alice is the little girl on the right.
Simon never smiles - this is the best we could get.This is one of my favorite families. I love them! Isaac (Dimples) is in the middle. Moses is in the front to the left. The two new girls, Ruth and Naomi are the ones not in yellow. They are all precious!
I wish I could have caught him smiling because his dimples are amazing, but this is little Isaac.John-John - too cute for words.

I teach Robert (the one in the front) and Ivan (the one in black). Ivan is the one I tutor who I have asked you to pray for - I need creative ideas with this one.

11 comments:

Jessica said...

Oh my gosh Dre!!!! I LOVE it...These pictures are GREAT!!!! It's SO good to see you in them too!!!! I'm so happy Janae is there too! Can't wait to come hang out with you girls and meet all those ADORABLE kids!!! LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!

orangejack said...

This looks so awesome! Thanks for sharing your stories and photos online. you brought a smile to my face looking at the great photos!

Stephanie said...

What great pictures! You look so great and the children are adorable! I dont know what it is that makes you want to fall in love and help them?! I miss you like crazy, but am so thankful for this journey God has sent you on! I love you!

Jonathan said...

Today when I was at church we talked about God's great wonders and what he does for you in your life; I can see that by the look on these childrens faces and the smile you have, what an amazing thing he has set up for you. I just wanted to congradulate you Dre on this amazing task you are completing with apparent flying colors! I love you and Happy Easter. Your cousin Jonathan

Jonathan said...

By the way the pictures are great! Love You

Danielle said...

Keep on lovin' on those babies! Your doing good!

Lois said...

What a treat to see these pictures!! I loved the b-day entry too! (but couldn't get my comment to publish) You look teriffic! I loved seeing all the kids!! This place (and you!) are amazing!! Thanks for the peek inside your world! XOXO Lois

Brandi said...

Happy Easter@ What a fun tradition!

Great pics, too!

Brandi

Zach said...

Andrea, you look beautiful, by the way!

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Lindsey said...

These pics are great! I love seeing all of the kids that you work with. I'm envious that Jess get's to meet some of them. LOVE YOU!